Thursday, May 5, 2011

WWC Special Guest Whispers: Homemade Salsa with Tracie of cleverlyinspired

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If you are a WhisperWood Cottage reader, you know that anything involving cooking offers up a serious challenge for me. Don't get me wrong. I love home-cooked long as they are prepared by someone else! 

Well, lucky for me, I am surrounded by creative and talented bloggers who whip up amazingly delicious recipes and provide similarly delicious photos and instructions to go along with them. Well, today, I'm honored to have Tracie from cleverlyinspired share her culinary talents with a recipe that will be perfect for summertime entertaining!!


Hello there Whisperwood Cottage Readers! My name is Tracie from cleverlyinspired. I am thrilled to be blog-swapping today with one of my most favorite blogs!! On my blog you will find all sorts of recipes, diy projects, trash to treasure, crafts, name it! Hope you can stop by and say hey :)

I make this salsa at least once a week in the summertime. Pairs fabulously with a nice frozen margarita!
Very fresh and very easy!

10 plum tomatoes, sliced in half...

half an onion.....cut into thirds

On a broiler pan, place the tomatoes, jalapeno (seed half), onion, 2 cloves of garlic.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Broil on high for 20 minutes....

nicely browned...

Cut the lime in half...

Rough chop one bunch of fresh cilantro.

In the food processor (or blender) place all vegetables from broiler pan, cilantro, squeeze half of lime also. We add a pinch of sea salt and red pepper. Also, if you like it really spicy use 2 jalapenos.
Pulse until all ingredients are mixed.

It is so good and so fresh! Keeps for about a week in fridge!

Homemade Salsa
12 plum tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1-2 jalapenos
1/2 onion
Bunch of cilantro
sea salt
pinch of red pepper
Broil tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapenos on high for 20 min. Place in food processor. Place cilantro, lime juice, salt, red pepper in there too. Pulse until mixed.



Aren't you loving Tracie and her delicious-looking recipe? If anything inspires me to tag the tags off my pots and pans, it's great photos like hers. I'm thinking I can sweet talk Ron into grilling the vegetables on the grill. Then I can pull out the food processor (yes, I actually have one!) and do the real work! Yum!!

Now, you know I'm not really here, right? I'm over at Tracie's blog. Come visit me at cleverlyinspired to see what I'm up to, and don't forget to become a follower of Tracie's! :) She's full of creative and "cleverly inspired" ideas!


  1. You are so sweet:) so happy to be here today!!!

  2. Great looking Salsa! My hubby would lay down and let someone walk over him to get that-provided they would hand him some on a chip! xxoo Diana

  3. This looks so good! I have always wanted to try our own salsa. I am definately going to try this!


  4. Hey sweet friend! Im sorry I havent been around much at all the last few weeks...Im still fighting these shingles and now Ive caught a bad headcold...Happy Mothers Day weekend!

    OMGosh! just made me BUST OUT LAUGHING! It was so loud I scared my pup, Gizmo!! LOL! I am SO right there with you! So NOT a cook! Cooking to me means Hamburger Helper, BLAH! But I LOVE to enjoy someone ELSES cooking:)

    I think I can tackle this one you have posted!
    YAAAAY! You are adorable!!!

    My poor family!


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